Passing on the farm

By |April 6th, 2016|

Farm family coach offers advice for succession planning.

Know your critical temperatures as East Coast freeze arrives

By |April 5th, 2016|

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The East Coast is experiencing a second round of winter, and the anticipated freezing temperatures could affect some fruit growers

How to attract workers

By |April 4th, 2016|

Workers go where they can make the most money.

Modern orchards and technology can potentially reduce production costs

By |April 4th, 2016|

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The cost of producing apples has been rising faster than expected, largely because of increasing labor costs, but costs can

Keeping limbs in line with mechanical pruning – (video)

By |April 1st, 2016|

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While not exactly new anywhere, mechanical hedging is seeing a youthful surge on both sides of the U.S. as a

Help for growers both big and small

By |March 30th, 2016|

Third-generation Maine grower finds conference helps with growing U-pick business.

Hopes dim for demise of lanternfly

By |March 28th, 2016|

Researchers are no longer optimistic that bug first detected in 2014 can be quickly eradicated.

No bees, but a lot of buzz about artificial pollination (video)

By |March 25th, 2016|

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Pollination comes with problems. Bloom dates don’t overlap, honeybee colonies fail, weather doesn’t cooperate. The list goes on.

Matt Whiting foresees

6 tips for healthier bees

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Beekeeper offers tips for healthy bees, hearty pollination.

110+ bins of Bartlet pears per acre

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Results from Bartlett pears grown on Tatura trellis in Australia

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